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"Riot at Long Binh Stockade Attributed to Racial Acts." New York Times, September 4, 1968, p. 38.

This article reads:
"The United States command said today that racial incidents caused the riot at the stockade at Longbinh on Friday in which one American prisoner was killed and 58 others injured.

"A spokpesman refused to elaborate on the racial aspect of the incidents but said that officials had determined that most of the injuries were caused by prisoners fighting among themselves.

"He added that Pvt. Edward O. Haskett of St. Petersburg, Fla., had died from head injuries inflicted by other prisoners."
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